Saturday, July 23, 2016

***** Tuesday, Aug 2 Hike *****

Sheila's hike on Aug. 2nd will take us down to the Melis cottage on Lake Huron.  We will car pool to the launch at Lauzon Creek, and walk to the cottage.  There will be opportunities to swim and paddle so bring bathing suits and kayaks if you wish!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tamarack Trail, July 18, 2016

Commentary and photos by Donna
Another TBA hike turned into a great fun filled hike with Chuck once again leading 8 hikers along the Tamarack Trail. It was so pretty that Donna hid one of her poles along the roadway amongst fireweed so she could have camera in hand.  Marg R named many of the flora along the way, Phil B found an interesting erratic with a perfect seam through it ( Lizzie would have loved this rock he said).  On the way back Connie asked "where did this uphill come from?", and it was a treasure hunt of who would find Donna's pole first, etc etc. Thanks Chuck for making our day!  PHOTOS

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Spanish American to Denison, July 16, 2016

Commentary and photos by Astrid T.
Leaving two cars at the Denison gate and two at the Spanish American gate, six hikers completed an end to end hike today.  Along the way we spotted a loon, two sandhill cranes, a green (grass??) snake (Darla, don't look!), toads, and crickets.  A leisurely lunch on the log overlooking Quirke Lake.  I never get tired of that scene. PHOTOS

Thursday, July 14, 2016

***** Lumberjack Days at Mississagi Park *****

Mississagi Park needs our help! Volunteers are required to assist with Lumberjack Days on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday July 31.  We will likely be helping with parking, relieving staff for breaks and lunch, and providing general information to the public.  All events start at 11 am. If you can spare either Saturday, Sunday or both (!!) please call Astrid at 578-2095. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

***** Hiker Chicks Dinner Cancelled *****

Ladies, the Hiker Chicks dinner scheduled for Friday, July 15 has been cancelled due to low interest.  We're looking for a volunteer to organize August's dinner.  If interested, please contact Astrid at 578-2095.  

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Paul Echle/Horne Island, July 9, 2016

Commentary and photos by Astrid 
Another TBA hike, another five hikers!  This time we felt we'd stumbled upon the Elliot Lake version of the Amazing Race with no less than three detours.  First we took the ATV detour around the regular trail that had turned into a mudfest due to last night's rain.  That took us to the no longer in existence bridge behind No Frills!  So we backtracked, found another trail to No Frills, then had to detour around the Napa construction site!  Finally we were on our way to the Westner dam, Paul Echle trail and lastly Horne Island for lunch.  We had threatening clouds and high winds along the way, but not a drop of rain!  A very enjoyable outing.  PHOTOS

Thursday, July 07, 2016

*****Tuesday July 12th hike*****

from Jean-Guy
On Tuesday July 12th, Jean-Guy will be leading a hike to the Bolger Lake area. Please count on a 40 minute drive out to the trail head.

*****Lake Superior Outing*****

from Jean-Guy
At the moment, the best dates for the 10 participants for the annual Lake Superior outing are the 15th, and 16th of August.  The 17th, 18th and 19th have been reserved as rain dates.
If you would like to take part in this outing please call Jean-Guy at 848-2544

Spur Lake, July 5th, 2016

commentary by Emily
Five Intrepid hikers met for a T.B.A. hike .  It was decided to spend  the hot, hazy, humid day   checking out the ATV trails from Esten Dr North to the Esten Lake boat launch and on to Spur Lake.  The shade on the trail provided great places to take a break as we walked.   The usual place on the trail that is a huge puddle was just a little bit muddy.  It has been dry lately.  We had  a nice place for  our lunch on the shore of Spur Lake. We returned by the same ATV trail to the Esten Lake boat launch.   From there we took a trail  along Esten Lake  that took us back to the gravel pit on the boat launch road and then back to the cars. Great way to spend an early summer's  morning.   Where else would you rather be!???

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

***** Hiker Chicks Dinner *****

Shelley is organizing the next Hiker Chicks dinner, to be held on Friday, July 15, 5 pm, at Monique's in Blind River.  Please call her at 848-0831 by July 12 if you wish to attend.  Bon appetit!